SSD Ep.59: The Bulking Debate: Dr. Eric Helms vs Dr. Mike Israetel. 1lb/month or 1 lb/week?
Episode 59 of the Sustainable Self-Development podcast brings you the epic debate: Dr. Helms and Dr. Israetel have a go at each other about the optimal rates of weight gain during bulking.
Should you choose the more aggressive route, or should you take it nice and slow? This will get answered in great detail in this episode.
2:48 - How does a successful Bulking season look like? - Mike Israetel
4:50 - How does a successful Bulking season look like? - Eric Helms
8:36 - The problem with bulking for too long?
16:57 - Eric's response on anabolic resistence from too high body-fat + long term hypertrophy training
24:30 - Is 15% body-fat really the upper limit for bulking? - Eric's take
32:50 - Mike's take
44.15 - Final recommendations for body-fat ranges for bulking
48:40 - Mike's rationale for higher caloric surpluses
53:30 - Eric's rationale for smaller surpluses and slower bulking (and even occasional calorie deficit)
1:03:14 - Mike's take on occasionally dipping into a caloric deficit
1:11:36 - Eric's defence for a more autoregulated nutritional approach
1:13:58 - Mike gets offended by Eric's condensending tone
1:15:56 - Mike talks about maintanance phases
1:19:45 - Do you take into account someone's genetics/stress levels when setting up a caloric surplus?
1:22:10 - Final words
1:24:00 - Eric's and Mike's resources.
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